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13Nov

The end of the year is always busy. We consolidate the results of our work, review what made the past year so remarkable and get ready to meet new challenges. It’s a busy holiday season as well, and TemplateMonster couldn’t have missed an opportunity to treat you with something special. So, get ready to participate in our End of the Year Giveaway! Starting from November 11 till December 30 you have an opportunity to win one of the SEVEN last-gen gadgets that will make all tech geeks jealous.

Giveaway

23Aug

Date: August 23-24
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Credit: Big Brother Big Sisters

WordPress community from all over the world is anticipating this weekend. This is the fifth time Boston will host the event. With all the tickets sold out and the full list of sponsors and speakers announced, we are expecting to have two action-packed summer days. If you missed this for any reason, make sure to check out the schedule of this year’s event. Alongside with two amazing days of talks followed by food, drinks and socializing, we are expected to learn plenty of new aspects of WordPress.

There is always something to learn about, especially when it comes to the ever-growing field of web development. From year to year, WordCamp Boston hosts thousands of smart tech-savvy people who invest millions of hours per year in WordPress development. So, it will be a great opportunity to listen to their reports and learn fine things from them.

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Soon after WordCamp Boston, there will be another much-talked-of event all of us are impatiently waiting – WordCamp Europe scheduled to be held on September 27-29 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The final list of organizers has not been revealed as of yet since new volunteers enrolls daily. Last year’s event was fabulous and we can’t wait to see what the dedicated group of volunteer organizers will impress us with this time.

We’ll keep you updated on this. So, stay tuned!

4Jul

Independence Day is the holiday many of us have long waited so long. Either for the sake of having a chance to hang out with friends or commemorate the adoption of Declaration of Independence, this is one of the most anticipated celebrations for each US citizen. TemplateMonster doesn’t miss a chance to invite all of its customers and starts the July 4th campaign, giving you a 50% discount on all templates available. A great bargain, don’t you think?!

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3Dec

How many days are there left till Christmas? TemplateMonster offers interactive Xmas countdown – Christmas Eve Calendar with a lot of presents. Christmas calendars are extremely popular in Germany where all children are waiting for the one to appear at home. The idea of such calendar is to count days till Christmas starting from the 1st of December and give away presents. It can be a box of chocolates with each little sweet put in separate sections or a hand-made tree with a lot of bags with presents on it.

Christmas Eve Calendar from TemplateMonster looks like a bunch of multicolored boxes put around the Xmas wreath. Each box has something inside: discounts, promos, etc. Every day the new box is opened. Almost each promo you get is available during a day only, the next day in its changed with another one.

Let’s see what’s for today. This is an offer from Doteasy100 GB SSD Hosting Plan for Only $1/month. It’s active during the next 24 hours. Hurry up to make use of it. Hyper-speed hosting for just $1/month – isn’t it cool?

NB! The previous offer (December 2nd) is still active: 50% discount for the full access to DesignTNT.com stuff.

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Are you in? Plenty of goodies are waiting for you. One day – one present. Get ready to get them all!

8May

Keeping up with the latest trends in the sphere of your work is its important part. To stay in touch with all these novelties, you have to find the way of getting familiar with them. What way of comfortable absorbing of information do you know? One of the most convenient is listening to podcasts. This experience can be very useful, ‘cause you get the desired information while doing a lot of other things you need. Let this collection of sites with podcasts for designers and developers be a good experience that will result in productive work. Here they are – Podcasts for Web Developers and Designers with short descriptions for you to choose the ones you like.

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99 Invisible

All the episodes here are 15-20 minutes length. The most important is all that detailed information is explicitely explained in each of them.

99 Invisible

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Data Stories

These podcasts cover data visualization, infographics, story telling, and any kind of work with data. If you’re involved somehow in this sphere, this site is for you.

Data Stories

19Oct

At the end of the week we’d like to share with you the most exciting and interesting news! The first one refers to the Jigoshop Themes Launch and the second one is about Bootstrap Templates. As you can see we have a lot of food for your brain!

So, let’s start from Jigoshop Themes Launch. This new product line presents professionally made themes that will help you to convert your WordPress website into a multifunctional and responsive online store. Actually, Jigoshop is the great eCommerce plugin for WordPress, but it’s quite difficult to implement it manually into your website. So that’s why JigoShop Templates will be really great solution for eCommerce online store.

Let’s see the main advantages of Jigoshop Themes:
• Sell physical, digital and virtual products – at once!
• Product personalization
• Unlimited product attributes
• Shipping calculator
• Stock management
• Detailed order and stock reporting via graphs and dashboard widgets
• Extensible with over 100 free or payed 3-rd party extensions (over 25 installable payment gateways)
• Orders manager
• Fits to all devices and screen resolutions
• FlexSlider – responsive jQuery images slider fully settable through theme Options
• Theme shortcodes that include user-friendly dialog boxes available straight from WYSIWYG editor
• Improved search functionality (search includes Post tags as well)
• Multilevel drop-down Main Menu
• Powerful theme Options panel (based on Options framework!)
• Localization file inside

To have a deeper look, please visit the presentational page and view all advantages of this eCommerce plugin for WordPress software. And if you are interested in such top-flight designs, you can simply browse our great collection of Jigoshop Themes and choose your favorite one!

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As for the Bootstrap Launch, this event has rocked to the bottom all web design community with its Bootstrap framework. In contrast to this picture, now we have another association with the word “bootstrap”. Basically, it’s a framework for quick development of front-end web interfaces that is created by Twitter and has changed the way how web designs are being built. This framework includes useful toolkit for simple and quick customization, set of CSS and HTML conventions for grids, buttons, forms and tables, as well as JavaScript libraries. So the main characteristic feature of Bootstrap templates is that they are made on the bootstrap functionality and a great amount of fully-optimized unique add-ons, such as:

• pages
• portfolio
• slider
• sharing
• CSS3 tricks

To help you to be well oriented in this new website templates’ launch, we offer to check out the effective presentation of Bootstrap templates that will introduce this product line in all details.
So hurry up to review this great collection of Bootstrap themes and ride the wave!

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19Jun

We are happy to advise that WordPress 3.4 version has finally seen the world. The issue was named “Green” after the famous jazz enthusiast Grant Green. The upgraded CMS can boast multiple new features particularly in the aspect of customization. Custom headers, Twitter embeds and image caption are only few introduced enhancements.

New specifications facilitate more comprehensive customization and are intended either for users or administrators. Here are some of the most impressive characteristics of WordPress 3.4:

Total theme control:

Theme Customizer lets you modify template’s options before activating a new theme;

With Theme Previewer you get the possibility to customize current theme without changing the front-end design.

Media improvements:

HTML support in image captions.

Under the Hood improvements:

WordPress internationalization and localization perfection (more info);

Different split in POT files translation for process acceleration;

Codex XML-RPC information update accessed via XML-RPC_WordPress_API;

WP_Query improvements.

You are welcome to get more detailed information at WP codex.

We invite you to study the customization options more meticulously:

New Options for Users

The most essential sweep in WordPress 3.4 is the theme customizer letting you edit current appearance and settings without publishing them. Besides you can vary theme colors, backgrounds and paste custom image headers.

If you drop a glance at the control panel, you will notice plenty of new options intended to simplify your job.

If you have more than one theme, new features let you browse through them without paging. If you want to utilize the images from your media library to fill custom headers, just select the height and width of your header images.

Live Theme Preview

WordPress 3.4 gives you the possibility to customize the theme without activating it! (Nevertheless it should be installed on your blog.) Moreover, you can modify the current theme with the help of live preview mode.

Twitter Embeds : Share Tweets with Personal Style

Try to insert individual tweets into the posts; you can do it with 3.4 revision. Action links are provided, so the user doesn’t need to abandon your website and can reply directly to the tweet. All you need to do is just copy paste the tweet URL on its own line, that’s it!

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Please view the Codex issue on Embeds for more links and useful information.

Better Image Captions

WordPress 3.4 offers basic HTML support for the caption field in image uploader. Thus you gain the possibility to add links, photo credits, licensing details and basic formatting such as bold and italicized fonts.

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New Settings for Developers

The new WP version contains hundreds of under-the-hood enhancements. The most worth mentioning are hiding in XML-RPC, themes, custom header APIs, WP_Query and translation system. The Codex provides a comprehensive summary of the developer features; you also can turn to Trac directly. Of course the developer’s guide is here for your examination.

Have you already upgraded to the new version?

If the answer is “no”, please follow our instructions:

1. First of all, start from extensive back-up, in order not to lose any important information during the process of upgrade in case if something accidentally goes wrong. Click the Tools icon in the left sidebar and then Export. On the next screen click the Download Export File. You may create a new Folder on your hard drive to store all you backed-up Web site files. It will be useful to back up the files once a month even if no update is needed.

2. The second step is to backup your WP database. There are many ways to do this; here you will find helpful resources and plugins for WP database management.

3. Double-check your framework/theme developer to make sure if there are any issues with their themes and the most recent WordPress update. The most disappointing thing is to find out that WordPress update has ruined your theme…

4. Deactivate all plugins before upgrading.

When you are finished with those four steps, please follow the links in the nag bar (it’s called a nag because that yellow bar will be up there nagging you until you take care of the important issue noted) and update your site to the latest version of WordPress.

You further action will be the reactivation of plugins. Plugin developers update their plugins regularly, you can also do it with one click. Now you’ll notice the yellow nag bar under the plugin name in the plugins area with a link to “upgrade automatically.”

Please don’t ignore or postpone the update. Keeping your WordPress and plugins up to date guarantees a premium operation of your website.

We guarantee that all TemplateMonster’s WordPress templates are fully compatible with 3.4 version as our developers have carried out all necessary tests immediately after WP 3.4 release.

11May

With contemporary skyrocketing technologies and markets flooded with portable devices of all sizes and screen options you can think of, mobile versions with their web content presentation cease to conform to users’ requirements. Unlike the mobile website versions, fluid grid based sites are perfectly represented on any screen without any content drops. Here, responsive design has no equals.

We believe that people online should use only the most advanced and ultimate technologies, that’s why our partners from TemplateMonster started the production of Responsive WordPress Templates. Pick one of the Responsive WordPress Themes as a foundation of your future web presence or upgrade your existing WordPress site and transform it to an amazingly adaptive design that automatically adjusts to any screen resolution. With the cast of Responsive WordPress Templates you don’t need to maintain a mobile version of your website anymore. Go view the staggering gallery and select the best WordPress Theme suitable for your new fully responsive website.

Business Responsive WordPress Template

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Business Responsive WordPress Template

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11Apr

Today, we would like you to greet an unparalleled proposition from our partners. Several months of tedious TemplateMonster’s team work resulted in creation of absolutely new product – PRO Website Templates with built-in PRO Framework. We believe that the news can turn your concept of websites developing upside down. The customers, working on their professional websites will be able to generate and edit web pages much more rapidly and having total control over the code.

How Can I Get the PRO Template Version?

It’s quite easy! The new PRO Template Version will come as a complementary offer in the range of several template prices on the product page of a selected template. Besides, the customers will have the option to add the PRO Version offer to their initial order in the shopping cart for extra pay. It’s unbelievable, but the PRO Pack, giving numerous advantages during website creation and modification will cost just $15! In tote, the PRO Website Template will cost nearly $84 – this amount includes an average price of the template (about $69) and $15 for the PRO Version.

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If you are among those, who want to create an advanced professional website and customize it in no time, please, follow these three easy steps to achieve your goal:

1. Order the PRO Template Version.
2. Select from the available building blocks.
3. Enjoy the most swift website development in your life!

PRO Templates’ Specifications

When you buy a PRO Pack, you acquire more than 50 new options. Let’s see how they can facilitate the process of website design and modification. The gist is that with a PRO Pack you are able to add and variate website content right through the navigation panel, supplied by multiple facilities and all essential specifications with human-friendly code, which can be utilized to provide such functional features on your website.

Select the functionality and pick the provided code to activate it. You can choose website’s level of complexity according to your preferences. You simply shouldn’t use more assets than needed. Everything indispensable is in front of you, enclosed in this progressive PRO framework, developed for your productivity and convenience. Using the PRO Templates, users can reach unprecedented horizons in web design:

  • they can automatically generate page layouts;
  • conjugate ready-made web pages;
  • reshape typography styles without efforts;
  • promptly change and install new website sections like sliders, portfolios and image galleries;
  • add CSS3 tricks and features;
  • deploy social and font icons;
  • use functional plugins, interactive elements and so on, and so forth, with an absolute code control.

We can consider the PRO Version of website template a helpful web design development tool set, which will cost you only $15 extra. The developers tried to give you the opportunity to concentrate on fast and professional website development, without scattering your attention in search of the right code. Further you will find the range of main options you get with every PRO Website Template.

PRO Framework

The process of development and design is a laborious task. TemplateMonster’s developers created the PRO Pack and integrated the PRO Framework into templates’ design to simplify it for you. PRO Framework is a simple HTML5 & CSS3 based platform that binds different functionalities and code script options for quick website development, which enables the team to move away from code. The users see the provided building blocks directly in the PRO Framework navigation panel and choose from the available options, encouraged by the flexibility of human-friendly code and comprehensible instructions for every step.

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2Dec

It is no secret that WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet. Are you a WordPress user? If so we have great news for you! The major update of WordPress is coming: a breakthrough (drumroll please) – WordPress ver. 3.3! The new versions always have additional features and improvements. So lets take a closer look at them.

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We’ve chosen five of the most interesting fresh features that have been presented in WordPress 3.3. So are you ready to find out what are they? Here it is – the list of the new WordPress features:

-Responsive Layout:
Version 3.3 has major support for the responsive layout. The left side menu bar will collapse on small screens -it is a first step in making your WordPress website more mobile friendly.

If you want to get more detailed information about responsive web design follow this link to interactive infographic where all valuable information about RWD is gathered.

-Improved Media Uploader:
Now you have a possibility to use easily drag-n-drop technology to upload PDF, graphics and other files right from the desktop or any folder.

-Major Dashoboard Improvement:
Pay attention to enhanced Help section, enjoy new tooltips, layout menus and redesigned admin bar.

-WordPress API Editor:
WordPress developers will definitely say hooray as starting from version 3.3 plugin developers are able to customize the post editor or even add additional editors.

-jQuery Package:
WP developers will appreciate such default feature as a presence of full jQuery UI toolset in the installation file. Enjoy the full package of useful tools right now – simply take a closer look at new WordPress 3.3!

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